Wymondham Nature Group
Events by this local group
Thursday 13 June 2013
Sunday 21 July 2013
Information on this local group
From The Chair
As Chair, I would like to welcome everyone to come to our local group. You do not need to be an expert on wildlife, just come and enjoy it. We hold ten evening indoor illustrated talks a year on subjects covering all aspects of wildlife and wild places. These are held in Wymondham on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, not July or August. We run a friendly committee which you could get involved with or help out with our conservation teams. We maintain a healthy 70-80 people to each monthly indoor meeting with people attending from all over Norfolk. Our group runs a group that informs and educates people about nature, helps to conserve local biodiversity and its habitats, educates about wildlife and engages with the local planning system.
Our Local Area
The local area of South Norfolk is made up of a several historic market towns set in typical South Norfolk ‘Claylands’ farming countryside to river valleys/broad areas towards the Suffolk border. The ancient Abbey and town in Wymondham is set in a valley of two rivers, the Tiffey and Bays and surrounded by a Local Nature Reserve, 16 County Wildlife Sites and several small woodlands that are valuable habitats for both flora and fauna. Water vole, otters, kingfisher, great crested newts and various species of orchids are often to be spotted along the river valleys and on many of the natural sites surrounding the town.
Right: NWT Lower Wood, Ashwellthorpe
About the Group
Apart from the indoor meetings we run several market stalls a year, hold raffles, plant sales and produce a group magazine ,Swift, to fund raise for the Trust. In the last year we have held an Open Garden event and an Art Exhibition to fundraise. The group also carries out conservation work on four sites, NWT Lower Wood, Ashwellthorpe SSSI, NWT Hethel Old Thorn (The UK's smallest nature reserve), Hethel Churchyard and Tolls Meadow LNR (fen meadow owned by Wymondham Town Council). We also help out at ‘Wild About Norfolk’ a country wide event by running the Sensory section with ‘hands on’ displays of wildlife objects, sounds and smells of nature. Over the last few years we have engaged fully with the local planning system to make sure that the best interests of nature & natural spaces are preserved and provided for Wymondham.
Chair: Ann Roberts 01953 604311
Secretary: Ann Carpenter 01508 488337
Conservation: Ann Edwards 01603 812309